The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is a lightweight sports car by Porsche based off of the 911S, which was the most powerful 911 variant until then.
Porsche was required to manufacture 500 units of the car to homologate the 911 for the Group 4 racing class, although approximately 1,580 units were eventually made during its production run.
The 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was upgraded to accommodate a more powerful version of the 2.7L engine along with bodywork modification including its distinctive "duck-tail" rear spoiler as well as revised suspension and brakes. Its 2.7L Flat-6 engine was later reused by other Porsche 911 models until 1975.
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed
The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 appears in Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed as a Golden Era Class 2 car, that be acquired for $34,000 in the Evolution mode. Players have to complete the 914 Trophy tournament to unlock it in the car dealer.
In the Factory Driver Mode, the player will be rewarded a Carrera RS 2.7 with an unique livery, once they have obtained the Porsche Test Driver licence.
The acceleration and top speed of the Carrera RS are impressive. It is the pinnacle of naturally-aspirated classic 911s. It has a difficult handling and will punish the driver with oversteering for inappropriate corner entry speeds. Applying brakes while turning at the wrong moment may cause the rear wheel to lock, resulting a total loss of traction.
In Evolution mode, purchasing the Carrera RS can be a great investment. The car appreciates greatly after being discontinued. In year 2000, the market price for a RS 2.7 in mint condition is around $340,000, ten times the original purchase price. This is consistent with reality as 911 RSs are highly sought-after by classic car collectors all over the world.
In the PlayStation release, the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 appears as a Classic Era Class 1 car.